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Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce launches annual scholarship program

Posted by Justin Rice  February 22, 2012 09:07 AM

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The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its scholarship program for area high school students who are bound for a post-secondary institution.  

The scholarships are awarded based on the applicant's scholastic achievement, interest in continuing education, participation and leadership in school and community activities and reputation for good citizenship and moral character.

The scholarship is available to all graduating seniors who are either a Peabody resident, employed by a Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce member business or the applicant’s parent or legal guardian owns or is an employee of a Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce member business.

The number and amount of awards will be determined by the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce.  In the past, the scholarships have ranged between $250 and $1,000.

Upon receipt, an Interview with scholarship committee members will be scheduled in mid-May. Recipients will be notified via mail approximately one week after interview. Scholarships will be awarded directly to the honoree upon presentation of a paid tuition bill or payment plan accepted by the school.

Applications are due by April 13 and can be sent to Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, 24 Main St. Peabody MA 01960.

For more information contact the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce at 978-531-0384.


Justin A. Rice can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com.

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